Sanity Saving Family Travel Accessories
Why? No liquid rules to worry about! So much better for the environment. Here’s what I suggest: Go to Lush and speak with one of their knowledgeable staff about which kind is best for your hair type. Every time I’ve ever heard someone say they don’t likes these, it’s because they’re using a conditioner for thick, curly hair on fine, blonde hair, or vice versa. If you get the right one, it’s amazing!
Why? They’re not very easy to find while traveling. I had my strap break on my dress (twice) and this was such a life saver.
Why? Airplanes. On our first European trip, we ended up buying laundry detergent a few different times because we couldn’t take it on the airplanes and these little sheets are so small, easy, and convenient to toss in your carry-on.
Why? A few reasons. You can fit WAY more this way. Also, having things sorted by shirts, shorts, dresses, etc. means you’re not ripping everything out of your bag each time to search for one item of clothing. Love these new ones from Alex from the fabulous Travel Fashion Girl blog.
Why? Because inevitably my kids want to watch the same movie together on the same tablet, and this makes it so they can and there’s less fighting over the device.
Why? Obvious reasons, but also I can’t tell you the amount of money we’ve wasted buying new adapters because we get to a place and realized they have a different plug than we thought. These will work anywhere.
Why? Because these days having your phone die while traveling is pretty much the worst. No way to contact the rest of your family if you separate, no GPS, and no way to take quick and simple videos. Power banks can be a life saver.
Why? So you don’t look like you just woke up and rolled out of bed and went sight-seeing (even though that’s pretty much always what we did)…
Why? A quick refresher that we found so valuable on hot, sticky days. It feels so nice to use on your neck or face and and hands. Also, you need something to clean Gelato off those sticky little faces all the time.
Why? There are several times where flights are delayed, or things take much longer than you plan and nothing is worse than “hangry” kids… (or moms and dads)!
Why? Because someone WILL need them while you travel.
I’ll write another post soon about what we pack to entertain out kids on airplanes and car rides.
Thanks for reading, Loves!
Anything you would add?